Well it wasn't a text. It was this small, but important, notification from KSL:
I couldn't believe it. I mean we'd been waiting on an answer from SCOTUS for months, and nearly holding our breath the past few days as they just kept saying "any day now..." But here it was, a little notification telling me what I expected and hoped for. No more bans on gay marriage. Marriage equality in all 50 states.
What did I do first? Share to Facebook. Second? I texted Josh in Canada, and Shawn who is on vacation in Palm Springs. Neither had heard the good news yet, and both were ecstatic about it.
It was amazing. Sitting there all I could think about was that love did win, and how it was such a fantastic day to be alive while history was being made. I thought about all of the women who fought for the right to vote and how they must have felt when the ruling was passed down, and how everyone who fought for race equality must have felt the day that decision was passed down... They must have felt like this. They must have felt this surge in their chest. They must have felt, for at least that day, proud to be an American. As someone who's not terribly patriotic (I am grateful for everything I've been given and I support our troops-don't get me wrong), I sat there in complete awe and wonder, as I was immensely proud to be an American. We may take a little longer than other countries trying to get these things fixed, but eventually we do, thank goodness.
No, this wont fix all of the problems, but it's sure a damn good start. We still have so far to go. There's still way too much hatred, bigotry, and persecution. There are still so many states where you can be fired or evicted simply for being gay. We still need so many non-discrimination laws put into place. We still to deal with bullying, hate crimes, inequality of pay between the sexes, immigration, health care, war, etc. There will still be bigots, homophobes, and racists out there. But for today? Today we can be happy that this one thing came to fruition so well. That it was such a beautiful day in history.
One day, I'll tell future generations where I was on that historical day when we finally stood up against this small piece of bigotry. That feels amazing.
Where were you when you heard the news?
Also, if you're anti marriage equality or you have something nasty to say, please just move along.
I don't want to get into any kind of debate or argument here, I simply want to celebrate loving one another.